Hello world! I have always wanted to say that in a non-programing context. Don’t worry some guys will get what I mean.Ok, so I recently found the need to hide media in my phone I don’t want to bore you with the details but it involved trending funny images that were not so child friendly and some “anko nisaidie phone yako nicheze games” then one thing led to another and guess who got into big trouble?
Well today I want to show you how to hide your media files or any other files from your gallery and other people who might get their hands on your phone using these simple steps no extra app needed.
1. Locate the files app
Android includes full access to a file system, complete with support for removable SD cards . But Android itself has never come with a built-in file manager, forcing manufacturers to create their own file manager apps and users to install third-party ones. With Android 5.0 and later versions, Android now contains a hidden file manager.
The file manager doesn’t have its own icon in the app drawer, as Google still wants to hide the file system from most people. But the file manager allows you to browse, delete, search, open, share, copy, and do everything else you’d want to do with your files.
In simple terms android only lets you see the files that you as a user need and hides all the sensitive files that might affect the system in one way or another.
2. Then go to all files
3. Click on the settings menu
4. Click on show hidden files
clicking on show idden files will allow you to create and view hidden files on your device.
5. Chose the storage place that you prefer
6. Locate a not so obvious location
7. Create a new folder
Its impontant to note that to hide a folder on your android device you have to start the folder name with a full stop example in the screenshot above i named mine .top secret.
In conclusion android is a flexible operating system therefore there are several different ways to perform certain tasks and this steps are working as of the day this blog was published. For any questions hit me up on the coment section 🙂 😉 . Thanks and have a nice day.